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Implement a new trucking rule as is, or delay implementation until detailed requirements are written? Indiana Attorney General speaks out.

The IBJ recently released a story on a topic we have covered before- the implementation of ELDs (electronic logging devices) for truck drivers in an effort to eliminate false reporting on paper travel logs, thus making roadways safer for other vehicles. The implementation of ELDs for truck drivers will help prevent truck drivers from speeding and getting too fatigued while on roadways, amongst other things.

Greater Indianapolis area truck accidents often devastating

Greater Indianapolis area truck accidents often devastatingCar accidents in the Greater Indianapolis area are inconvenient and upsetting even in a best-case scenario. Unfortunately, truck accidents frequently prove even more dangerous, due in large part to the size of the vehicles. A recent Indianapolis hit-and-run has left a tow truck driver in the hospital with serious, life-altering injuries.

Hit and run accidents--No driver, no recovery? This common belief may not always be true.

A tow truck driver was severely injured overnight on I-70. As the truck driver was preparing to tow a disabled vehicle on the shoulder, a semi-tractor trailer failed to move over, striking the tow truck driver. The semi left the scene following the accident and still has not been located.

What Injury Lawyers Know About Truck Accidents That Can Save You Money

Most motorists are aware of the dangers of operating near semi-trucks. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that nearly 4,000 people were killed and another 83,000 injured in accidents involving large trucks in 2015. Due to the sheer size and weight of the average commercial truck, these types of accidents can be incredibly damaging. To make matters worse, multiple parties may be at fault for a crash. Understanding commercial trucking industry regulations and how they relate to the legal rights of vehicle drivers can make a difference when it comes to your recovery process and appropriate compensation.

Large truck wrecks and brake problems

605992634.jpgAccording to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, more than 4,300 buses and large trucks were involved in a fatal accident during 2015. Sadly, these fatal truck crashes frequently leave families with emotional pain that will last for their entire life and financial problems as well. Even when victims of a truck crash are fortunate enough to survive, a whirlwind of challenges may lie ahead. As a result, it is crucial for trucking companies and drivers to realize the various reasons why these collisions happen and aim to prevent additional crashes.

Another semi truck causes fatal accident in Gibson County, Indiana

Truck-Accidents.jpgThis past Saturday, another semi-truck accident needlessly took the life of a fellow Hoosier. An out of state truck driver from Iowa failed to stop at a traffic light in Gibson County, Indiana (US 41) and caused a devastating crash. A local Hoosier from Remington, Indiana lost his life following the crash. His vehicle was stopped at a traffic signal when, for no known reason, the tractor-trailer slammed into the rear of his car. At this time it is unknown why the semi-truck driver failed to stop, but too often these types of needless collisions are a result of the truck driver being distracted, intoxicated, fatigued, or simply failing to follow traffic safety laws.

Indiana truck accidents more likely to be fatal than car wrecks

Indiana truck accidents more likely to be fatal than car wrecksWhile large trucks are said to be involved in fewer accidents than other types of vehicles, accidents involving big rigs have a much higher rate of fatalities. This is at least in part because trucks can weigh up to 30 times more than the average passenger vehicle. This in turn means that the driver and passengers of any smaller vehicles involved in Indiana truck accidents are, sadly, more likely to perish or be severely injured.

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